Confused Amaryllis beladonna

Leo A. Martin
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:53:03 PDT
Hello All,

I have six clumps of Amaryllis beladonna on the east side of a low wall.
They bake in the summer until the afternoon. I water them about once a
week in summer, more in winter. Past years have convinced me they need
summer water here in the Arizona heat or they dwindle away.

They didn't bloom at the usual time, but Saturday I noticed three bloom
stalks. Interestingly, they are on the three that are in the shallowest
soil and get the least water.

I hand-pollinated them, so I may get seed.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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